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Passionate about honoring cancer survivors? RFL of the Coastside needs a Survivor & Caregiver Lead!

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American Cancer Society - Relay For Life

Relay For Life
Join us in the fight against cancer!

Are you Determined to find a cure for cancer? Or Passionate about honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers? Maybe you are Innovative like all of our volunteers.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Relay For Life of The Coastside event is looking for you!

This opportunity is a for someone who is hands on, who wants more than a 1-day gig passing out water to runners and wants to find that cure for cancer. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from Menlo Park. We invest in our volunteers through group training and 1-on-1 coaching from an American Cancer Society staff member. As the single largest fundraising event in the world, you get to be part of something pretty spectacular; it is truly a global movement. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!

Leadership Position Open: SURVIVOR AND CAREGIVER

The Survivor and caregiver lead recruits, recognizes, and engages survivors and caregivers from within the community.

Individuals in this role will use survivor and caregiver recruitment resources and tools to be able to clearly communicate the benefits of getting involved with the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life event. Individuals in this role will use survivor and caregiver recruitment resources and tools to be able to clearly communicate the benefits of getting involved with the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life event. Individuals in this role will develop relationships with and serve or interact with large numbers of survivors and caregivers.

SPECIFIC TASKS CAN INCLUDE:

  • Cultivate relationships with survivors and caregivers

  • Assist activities lead and ceremonies lead to plan powerful ceremonies to celebrate and recognize survivors and caregivers

  • Assist mission lead educate survivors and caregivers about the Society’s cancer prevention, detection, and support services

  • Collaborate with community champions to recruit new and retain previous survivors and caregivers

  • Collaborate with recognition lead to recognize and honor survivors and caregivers

  • Develop relationships with are serve as the point of contact for organizations that serve or connect with survivors and caregivers such as: hospitals, treatment centers, support groups, faith-based groups or organizations, employers, etc.

So...at this point you may be wondering...WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This community event is held on a local high school track or park and consists of inspiring ceremonies, activities and fun, and teams of friends, families, and co-workers coming together to finish the fight against cancer! The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer - just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

Commitment requires regular check ins with your team lead and/or ACS staff member (in person, over the phone or via email) during Relay Season (January-August depending on event) and 2-3 hours a week of additional volunteer efforts. Schedule of work is up to you. For more information on Relay For Life and/or the American Cancer Society, please visit www.relayforlife.org/thecoastsideca

Sound like something you'd be great at?? Perhaps you'd only like a bite-size piece of this role?? Perhaps you & a family member or a friend interested in working on this together?? We would LOVE to chat & truly look forward to working with you to create a world without cancer!!!!

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About American Cancer Society - Relay For Life

Location:

7000 Village Parkway, Suite E, Dublin, CA 94568, US

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

Description

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. This is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and the largest community activity of its kind. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, field, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are 24-hour overnight events to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.

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Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Entire community of the CoastsideHalf Moon Bay, CA 94019

(37.4737,-122.444)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week

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